Fragile Families Summer Data Workshop- The Columbia Population Research Center, June 15-17, 2016

The Columbia Population Research Center is accepting applications for the Fragile Families Summer Data Workshop to be held June 15-17, 2016, at Columbia University in New York City. The workshop is designed to familiarize participants with the data available in the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, a national study following a birth cohort of (mostly) unmarried parents and their children, providing information about the capabilities, circumstances, and relationships of unwed parents, the wellbeing of their children, and the role of public policy in family and child wellbeing.


The 2016 workshop will include special sections on the neighborhood data in the Fragile Families Study. The workshop is targeted toward early-career scholars from social science disciplines. We particularly encourage applications from junior faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and advanced doctoral students using the Fragile Families data in their dissertations. Underrepresented scholars are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must possess basic quantitative data analysis skills. About 25-30 applicants will be selected. Accepted out-of-town candidates will receive travel support.


The Fragile Families Summer Data Workshop is made possible by a grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development.

Additional information about the Fragile Families study is available at

The online application is available at

The deadline for application submission has been extended to Sunday, March 20th, 2016 at 11:59pm (EST).